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data collection sheet for rolling two dice

january 2013 by keithpeter

Just to speed up practical work in a probability lesson. Space for students to roll two different coloured dice 18 times and to record results and the total of the two scores for each roll. Bottom section has a tally sheet blank to tally up the 18 scores.

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january 2013 by keithpeter

Algebra revision activities: cards to sort and solve: higher

january 2013 by keithpeter

A set of 28 algebraic expressions (mostly linear, some polynomial) that students sort into four categories (expressions, equations, substitutions, and factorisations) to revise their algebra. Once sorted, students can solve/simplify the expressions. Used as a quick revision starter.

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january 2013 by keithpeter

Test an old saying about measurement

august 2012 by keithpeter

“Once around the waist, twice

around the neck;

Once around the neck, twice around

the wrist.”

Is this true? How accurate do your comparisons have to be? How many different people do you need to try it on?

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around the neck;

Once around the neck, twice around

the wrist.”

Is this true? How accurate do your comparisons have to be? How many different people do you need to try it on?

august 2012 by keithpeter

Measurement sort cards

august 2012 by keithpeter

Match the object to the measurement. A quick starter to see how much GCSE Foundation maths students know about metric units. Uses images found on Web, shout if you want them removed.

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august 2012 by keithpeter

Algebra revision activities: algebra sort and solve cards, foundation

may 2012 by keithpeter

A set of cards with 28 algebraic expressions that students sort into four categories (expressions, equations, substitutions and factorisations) and then simplify/solve. Used as a revision task.

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may 2012 by keithpeter

Quadrilateral flash cards

march 2012 by keithpeter

A PDF file with four A6 size flashcards; quadrilaterals in general, trapezium, parallelogram and the kite. Just the facts.

They can scale up for IW use.

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They can scale up for IW use.

march 2012 by keithpeter

AQA Unit 2 quick revision questions with answers

march 2012 by keithpeter

I used these in a revision workshop on the Tuesday before the Unit 2 GCSE Maths exam for the AQA Modular syllabus.

(Everyone wants to put 4 down as the answer to 1)

Algebra and percentages/fractions and number/factor/multiple/squares/cubes questions with answer. All rapid fire 'headline' questions. I have longer 'starred' questions from the AQA ExamPro service ready as backup.

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(Everyone wants to put 4 down as the answer to 1)

Algebra and percentages/fractions and number/factor/multiple/squares/cubes questions with answer. All rapid fire 'headline' questions. I have longer 'starred' questions from the AQA ExamPro service ready as backup.

march 2012 by keithpeter

AQA Unit 1 quick revision questions with answers

march 2012 by keithpeter

I used these on Monday am for a quick last minute revision workshop over lunch to get the brains working. Mostly ok and feelings positive after the exam.

Data handling and calculator percentages with answers. Just the short sharp questions. No pictograms.

Q5 catches everyone, they all want to divide 32 by 3. I draw a fraction wall like graphic with a line divided into 3 and ask for labels...

Q8, they have to measure the angle for Cars.

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Data handling and calculator percentages with answers. Just the short sharp questions. No pictograms.

Q5 catches everyone, they all want to divide 32 by 3. I draw a fraction wall like graphic with a line divided into 3 and ask for labels...

Q8, they have to measure the angle for Cars.

march 2012 by keithpeter

Graphs 5: Plotting formulas

january 2012 by keithpeter

Two sides of A4 with some formulas to plot and an exercise about the characteristics of a set of lines deduced from their formulas alone. Students need squared (0.5cm) paper for this one and will need to draw axes.

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january 2012 by keithpeter

Graphs 4: finding the formula of a straight line from the gradient and intercept

january 2012 by keithpeter

Two sided A4 handout with some ready drawn plots. Students have to 'test' their formula by substituting in for an X value and then checking that the resulting Y value does fall on the line when plotted.

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january 2012 by keithpeter

Graphs 3: Describing straight line graphs in terms of gradient and intercept

january 2012 by keithpeter

Two sided A4 designed for use in class. Plots provided and students have to find the gradient and intercept.

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january 2012 by keithpeter

Graphs 2: Special lines like X = 3 and Y = 2

january 2012 by keithpeter

These vertical and horizontal lines specified by an X or a Y value always confuse students. A two sided handout for use during a whole class discussion of what it means to 'fix' (say) the coordinate of a point so that it is always X = 1...

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january 2012 by keithpeter

Graphs 1: handout about axes, coordinates and midpoints by calculation

january 2012 by keithpeter

First in a sequence of 5. Points to plot, shapes to complete and midpoints to find. These handouts are designed to be used in a lesson with pair work and tutor input. Just three sides of A4.

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january 2012 by keithpeter

Ubuntu 11.10 Live CD Quick Start

december 2011 by keithpeter

For when someone boots the live CD and can't work out how the Unity interface works...

Just two pages designed to print back to back and fold to form a four page single sided handout. Works at A4 page size.

The first page of the PDF file is pages 2 and 3 of the guide, and the second page of the PDF file is pages 1 and 4 of the guide.

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Just two pages designed to print back to back and fold to form a four page single sided handout. Works at A4 page size.

The first page of the PDF file is pages 2 and 3 of the guide, and the second page of the PDF file is pages 1 and 4 of the guide.

december 2011 by keithpeter

Unity 2d tutorial guide

december 2011 by keithpeter

A 30 page handout with a series of activities designed to walk you through the Ubuntu Unity 2d desktop features. Based on an install of the Desktop CD.

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december 2011 by keithpeter

Ubuntu Unity Guide (Unity 2d)

november 2011 by keithpeter

Ubuntu is going for world domination with their Unity interface. PCs in education tend to have weak graphics and be a few years old. Here is a 1 hour lesson exploring Ubuntu default install as you could run of a USB stick.

First draft. Workspaces section needs a little looking at.

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First draft. Workspaces section needs a little looking at.

november 2011 by keithpeter

Probability Summary GCSE New syllabus up to grade C

october 2011 by keithpeter

Just the basic facts on two sides of A4. No problems and just a basic example of each fact. Its really a summary to guide revision and problem solving and to help with the vocabulary found in textbooks.

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october 2011 by keithpeter

Two sides on cumulative frequency and the box and whisker plot

october 2011 by keithpeter

A two sided handout on cumulative frequency curves and the box and whisker plot. This topic is a 'grade b' topic in the new AQA syllabus so I needed to differentiate for students on an evening class who may wish to take Unit 1 and Unit 2 at higher level. Worked ok with mymaths 'lesson' as backup.

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october 2011 by keithpeter

emergency protractors

october 2011 by keithpeter

The cupboard was bare, so I used the eps version of the vector drawing of measuring instruments mentioned below to isolate a 180 degree protractor scale. I used inkscape to remove the delicate gradients (which just confused my laser printer) and then copied the grouped drawing so I have 6 protractors per A4 page. Laminated 3 pages of them in assorted colours and cut them out.

Accuracy ok for drawing a pie chart given a pre-drawn reference circle.

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Accuracy ok for drawing a pie chart given a pre-drawn reference circle.

october 2011 by keithpeter

Fractions and percentages with a calculator

september 2011 by keithpeter

Covers a little revision on metric conversion and finding the HCF of two numbers to motivate cancelling down (section A, B). Then finding value of a fraction using a calculator (C) and writing one quantity as a fraction of another (D). Moves into finding the value of a percentage (E) and then writing one quantity as a percentage of another (F). Brief look at percentage increase and decrease (G) and Index numbers, new on the GCSE syllabus (H). This handout is used to focus a lesson delivered in a community centre with a small flip-chart. There are card sorting activities and worksheets to go with it.

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september 2011 by keithpeter

Level 1 adult numeracy certificate quick questions for exam revision version 2

june 2011 by keithpeter

Just something to use the lesson before the second GOLA computer based test for my Friday morning level 1 numeracy group. I try to teach through understanding most of the course, but some specific targeted exam prep is needed.

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june 2011 by keithpeter

Level 1 adult numeracy certificate quick questions for exam revision

june 2011 by keithpeter

Just something to use the lesson before the first GOLA computer based test for my Friday morning level 1 numeracy group. Almost everyone passed.

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june 2011 by keithpeter

Quick module 5 questions

june 2011 by keithpeter

These questions were written to go with a set of revision flashcards downloaded from TES net. I selected the flashcards relevant to Module 5 of the AQA GCSE (most of them apart from the data handling ones).

The questions on this worksheet are designed to mix some of the 'tricky' questions that are found on the Module 5 with the more straightforward calculation questions.

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The questions on this worksheet are designed to mix some of the 'tricky' questions that are found on the Module 5 with the more straightforward calculation questions.

june 2011 by keithpeter

Angle properties: 6 questions on one side of A4

may 2011 by keithpeter

As below, 6 questions about angle properties just for a quick quiz.

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may 2011 by keithpeter

Angle property flashcards

may 2011 by keithpeter

As below printed 6 up on two sides of A4 as a PDF for use as a handout. Students have to add certain basic facts as they go along.

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may 2011 by keithpeter

Angle property screens with questions

may 2011 by keithpeter

18 flashcards about angle properties including naming the angles (acute, obtuse &c) and angles at a point, line, two lines crossing, and on parallel lines. Also triangles, quadrilaterals and (other) polygons. With 6 slides with questions aimed at gcse Foundation at the end.

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may 2011 by keithpeter

Operation card sort exercise

may 2011 by keithpeter

A collection of 30 short whole number questions on cards. Each question can be categorised as addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. There are four cards with the titles of the operations. Students were asked to work in groups to sort the questions into each operation and to make a note of the keywords that told them which operation was relevant.

Used with L2 students for revision and with L1 students for number practice. You need to set your printer to print the cards 4 to a sheet.

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Used with L2 students for revision and with L1 students for number practice. You need to set your printer to print the cards 4 to a sheet.

may 2011 by keithpeter

Number lines for directed numbers

may 2011 by keithpeter

Just a set of number lines on a side of A4. -5 to +5 twice, then -10 to +10 twice then -20 to + 20 twice. Helps with the revision

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may 2011 by keithpeter

Regular polygons investigation table

march 2011 by keithpeter

Just an A4 sheet with a table to capture data about regular polygons. The columns are headed Name, Number of sides, Total interior angle, Interior angle, Exterior angle. There are six rows, and my lesson plan is to look at the equilateral triangle, the square, the pentagon, the hexagon, the heptagon and the octagon and then go for a formula based on the patterns.

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march 2011 by keithpeter

One side A4 handout with regular polygons

march 2011 by keithpeter

A triangle, a square, a pentagon, hexagon, heptagon and an octagon. The polygons with the larger sides are scaled up. Designed for partitioning into triangles, and for working out interior and exterior angles.

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march 2011 by keithpeter

Quadrilaterals example sheet

march 2011 by keithpeter

Just a pdf with a selection of quadrilaterals including a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, a kite (upside down but not rotated), an isosceles trapezium, a trapezium with one end at right angles to the parallel lines, and a couple of 'random' quadrilaterals. Designed for use with the quadrilaterals property table and the quadrilaterals 'true/false' sheet.

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march 2011 by keithpeter

True / false questions about quadrilaterals

march 2011 by keithpeter

15 true false questions that are designed to encourage thinking about the properties of quadrilaterals, and their angles, bisectors &c

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march 2011 by keithpeter

Properties of quadrilaterals table

march 2011 by keithpeter

Handy summary and useful with the 'true/false' review sheet coming later

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march 2011 by keithpeter

Quick exact numerical methods

february 2011 by keithpeter

Multiply £12.99 by 15 by doing 13 times 15 and subtracting 15p. Then do the 13 times 15 by adding 130 and 65. Quick exact methods sheet to accompany a whole class discussion.

Prompted by watching an excellent student calculate 30 divided by 2.5 using long division...

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Prompted by watching an excellent student calculate 30 divided by 2.5 using long division...

february 2011 by keithpeter

Formula match starter

february 2011 by keithpeter

Match the correct calculation with the situation described in words. Part of a lesson to support students taking the Numeracy Certificate Level 2 course.

This starter is designed to encourage visual recognition of the main types of formula so we can discuss the 'trigger' words in the questions. A later activity gets down to discriminating between the correct calculation and the common incorrect ones for each type of formula

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This starter is designed to encourage visual recognition of the main types of formula so we can discuss the 'trigger' words in the questions. A later activity gets down to discriminating between the correct calculation and the common incorrect ones for each type of formula

february 2011 by keithpeter

Mean and median of wage data

february 2011 by keithpeter

If you make people redundant and those who remain take a pay cut, it is possible for the mean wage to rise. The median gives a clearer picture of the changes.

Eval: students got the point very quickly (a touch of the paulo freires). The feeling was that it would have been better to have different wages rather than the same figure each time, so I'll modify this handout. That modification would also increase the usefulness as a revision aid for mean and median. The percentage change calculation caused some searching in notes as well.

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Eval: students got the point very quickly (a touch of the paulo freires). The feeling was that it would have been better to have different wages rather than the same figure each time, so I'll modify this handout. That modification would also increase the usefulness as a revision aid for mean and median. The percentage change calculation caused some searching in notes as well.

february 2011 by keithpeter

Measuring task

january 2011 by keithpeter

Measuring task for a Numeracy Level 1 group so people get used to metric units and reading scales. One side A4 with some instructions to find objects between 30cm and 1m and then objects larger than 1m. Students asked to repeat measurements for a discussion of sources of error and consistency in measurements.

You need one 5m steel tape measure between two (or three) students.

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You need one 5m steel tape measure between two (or three) students.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Module 1 probability practice questions for GCSE

january 2011 by keithpeter

Two sides A4 with a summary of the basic formulas/ideas in a table (probability formula, expected frequency formula, probabilities add to one formula).

Four questions: complete the table on a spinner with expected frequency, balls in a bag, fraction line question (find events that will have a probability of a given fraction), and a two way frequency table question.

The fraction line question went down very well tonight,

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Four questions: complete the table on a spinner with expected frequency, balls in a bag, fraction line question (find events that will have a probability of a given fraction), and a two way frequency table question.

The fraction line question went down very well tonight,

january 2011 by keithpeter

Number paper practice questions for gcse

january 2011 by keithpeter

22 questions about basic number work (no ratio or fractions addition, they come later) with little vocabulary or context, mostly symbols including the 'fill in the gaps' questions.

Then 10 story questions, including a two stage percentage change question and a reverse percentage question.

Both with numerical answers, two sides A4.

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Then 10 story questions, including a two stage percentage change question and a reverse percentage question.

Both with numerical answers, two sides A4.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Data: box and whisker plot summary and question

january 2011 by keithpeter

Just a quick summary of the box and whisker plot and a question with the min, lq, median, uq and max given and a scaled grid to draw the chart.

Meant as a quick 10 minute revision task and a summary for revision by the students nearer the Module 1 exam.

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Meant as a quick 10 minute revision task and a summary for revision by the students nearer the Module 1 exam.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Data: scatter diagram question

january 2011 by keithpeter

Another one side 10 minute question to check recall of the vocabulary, spotting the outliers and drawing line of best fit. Data set about age and blood pressure after exercise. One data point has been fiddled so it is clearly an outlier. Asks for how removing this point would change the correlation. Line of best fit and a prediction question.

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january 2011 by keithpeter

Data: Cumulative Frequency Diagram question

january 2011 by keithpeter

One side A4 with a frequency table, a spare column for the cumulative frequencies and a grid with scales to plot the curve on. Questions ask for median, quartiles and iqr. Also a question about what percentage more than a certain value of the variable.

Meant for a quick 10 minute revision exercise for Module 1 exam soon, and so the students have (another) one side summary of cumulative frequency.

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Meant for a quick 10 minute revision exercise for Module 1 exam soon, and so the students have (another) one side summary of cumulative frequency.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Data: frequency diagram question

january 2011 by keithpeter

Just for revision for the module 1 exams soon. A frequency diagram question with grid and data set all on one side of A4.

I quickly sketch the answers on the interactive whiteboard using 'overlay', then we make some revision notes based on what each student finds they need to remember.

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I quickly sketch the answers on the interactive whiteboard using 'overlay', then we make some revision notes based on what each student finds they need to remember.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Probability basics

january 2011 by keithpeter

Two side worksheet with the definition of an event, and an outcome and some questions based on coins, dice and packs of cards.

The first activity was designed to get people talking. A much better talking point was the National Lottery!

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The first activity was designed to get people talking. A much better talking point was the National Lottery!

january 2011 by keithpeter

Worksheet on finding the value of a fraction of a quantity

january 2011 by keithpeter

Finding the value of a unit fraction, then generalising to the value of any fraction of a quantity. The numbers are 'easy' in the sense they are simple multiples of the denominators. There are a couple of extension questions.

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january 2011 by keithpeter

Graphs and coordinates part 1

january 2011 by keithpeter

Three sides introducing (x,y) notation and the patterns associated with a straight line graph. Some work on coordinate geometry (i.e. find the coordinate to complete the rectangle/isosceles triangle/kite). Plotting from formulas for simple cases. Idea that the constant in the y=3x +1 type formula controls how far up the Y axis the line is...

Graph grids with points and labels produced using pyxplot 8.01, and nice they look as well. Page about using this software coming soon.

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Graph grids with points and labels produced using pyxplot 8.01, and nice they look as well. Page about using this software coming soon.

january 2011 by keithpeter

Box multiply worksheet

january 2011 by keithpeter

A 'vertical multiplication' worksheet with box multiplication examples for whole numbers, fractions and algebraic expressions including quadratics. 30 questions with answers on page 3 and 4. This is meant as a bit of consolidation after the holiday and an attempt to build a bit of a schema about multiplying.

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january 2011 by keithpeter

Scatter diagram notes

december 2010 by keithpeter

Foundation type notes about patterns, line of best fit, and making predictions.

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december 2010 by keithpeter

Best buy

november 2010 by keithpeter

A one side worksheet that shows photos of two identically priced 400g tins of tomatoes, one shelf label showing as £1.45 per Kg and the other showing as £2.42 per Kg.

Thanks to the management for giving me a superb functional skills like question.

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Thanks to the management for giving me a superb functional skills like question.

november 2010 by keithpeter

Winter temperatures

november 2010 by keithpeter

A quick opportunistic worksheet on winter temperatures across the UK, emphasizing the colder end of the spectrum.

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november 2010 by keithpeter

Ratios: one sheet of book style questions

november 2010 by keithpeter

Designed for use after the PDF presentation. Consolidation.

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november 2010 by keithpeter

PDF presentation on ratio with a visual approach

november 2010 by keithpeter

One of my own - just to help the ones who don't grok the word problem approach

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ratio
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november 2010 by keithpeter

Pie chart handout

november 2010 by keithpeter

Just a quick going over the mechanics of drawing them

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number
pie
chart
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november 2010 by keithpeter

Quick number questions [pdf]

march 2010 by keithpeter

Handout: some practice to review number basics. Used to drive a tutorial.

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march 2010 by keithpeter

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